21st July 2021
FURTHER SELECTIONS MADE TO PARALYMPICSGB ATHLETICS TEAM FOR TOKYO 2020
Thirty-two additional athletes have been selected to the ParalympicsGB athletics team for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo next month, joining the 12 athletes who were selected as part of the first wave team announcement in June.
Past Paralympic champions Libby Clegg and guide runner Chris Clarke, Kadeena Cox, Dan Greaves, Jonnie Peacock and David Weir all join the strong squad heading out to Japan to compete in the athletics programme between the 27 August and 5 September 2021.
Jonnie Peacock won gold in London and Rio so is on for the hattrick of Paralympic titles in Tokyo and will be representing the British team in the T64 100m for the first time since winning gold at the World Para Athletics Championships in London 2017.
Back on the track in the T54 1500m and 5000m and on the road for the marathon, six-time Paralympic champion David Weir is set to compete at his sixth Paralympic Games. Likewise, Dan Greaves will also be competing at his sixth Games in the F64 discus, having won a medal at every summer edition since Sydney 2000.
Kadeena Cox is selected for the women’s T38 400m, an event she won gold in back in 2016. She will also compete in cycling for the second consecutive Games following her selection last week. Double Paralympic champions from 2016, Libby Clegg and guide runner Chris Clarke, are set to contest the T11 200m.
Newly crowned European Para Athletics champions Columba Blango [T20 400m], Dan Pembroke [F13 Javelin] and Zak Skinner [T13 Long Jump and 100m] all earn call-ups for their first Paralympic Games.
Four British Athletics Paralympic Futures Academy athletes have been included in the squad: Blango, Lydia Church [F12 Shot Put], Danny Sidbury [T54 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m] and Harrison Walsh [F64 Discus].
Para Athletics Head Coach at UK Athletics, Paula Dunn, said, “I am proud to announce our team for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. We have selected an incredibly strong squad of athletes who have excelled at past Games, to those who have progressed significantly during the last cycle, to a number of Futures Academy athletes who have stepped up in recent times to put themselves in contention.
“It is a testament to all the hard work from the athletes, coaches and their support networks, their family and friends. We will be supporting everyone on the team so they will be in the best position to achieve their goals in Japan next month.”
ParalympicsGB’s Chef de Mission, Penny Briscoe, added, “I am delighted to welcome this fantastic group of talented Para athletes to the ParalympicsGB squad for Tokyo 2020, following the first cohort of athletes announced last month. Every single team member has shown superb determination and resilience, particularly over the last 18 months, and I have no doubt they will make the nation proud in Tokyo next month.”
The ParalympicsGB Athletics team selected for the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games (those already selected are italicised in blue):
Kare Adenegan (Job King, Coventry) – T34 100m and 800m
Hollie Arnold (David Turner, Blackheath and Bromley) – F46 Javelin
Olivia Breen (Aston Moore, City of Portsmouth) – T38 Long Jump and 100m
Jo Butterfield (Phil Peat, Forth Valley Flyers) – F51 Club Throw
Lydia Church (Jim Edwards; Peterborough and Nene Valley) – F12 Shot Put
Libby Clegg (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood) [guide runner: Chris Clarke] – T11 200m and 4x100m Universal Relay
Hannah Cockroft (Jenni Banks, Leeds) – T34 100m and 800m
Kadeena Cox (Joe McDonnell, Sale Harriers Manchester) – T38 400m
Sabrina Fortune (Ian Robinson, Deeside) – F20 Shot Put
Sophie Hahn (Leon Baptiste, Charnwood) – T38 100m and 4x100m Universal Relay
Sophie Kamlish (Rob Ellchuk, Bristol and West) – T64 100m and 4x100m Universal Relay
Sammi Kinghorn (Rodger Harkins, Red Star) – T53 100m, 400m, 800m and 4x100m Universal Relay
Maria Lyle (Jamie Bowie, Team East Lothian) – T35 100m and 200m
Polly Maton (Colin Baross; Team Devizes) – T47 Long Jump
Anna Nicholson (Richard Kaufman; Gateshead) – F35 Shot Put
Gemma Prescott (Mike Wood, British Wheelchair Athletics Association) – F32 Club Throw
Stef Reid (Aston Moore, Charnwood) – T64 Long Jump
Hannah Taunton (Charlotte Fisher; Taunton) – T20 1500m
Ali Smith (Benke Blomkvist; Guildford & Godalming) – T38 100m, 400m and 4x100m Universal Relay
Vanessa Wallace (Alison O’Riordan, Enfield and Haringey) – F34 Shot Put
Columba Blango (Chris Zah; Shaftesbury Barnet) – T20 400m
Jonathan Broom-Edwards (Graham Ravenscroft, Newham and Essex Beagles) – T64 High Jump
Richard Chiassaro (Jenni Banks, Harlow) – T54 400m, 800m and 1500m
Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Cardiff) – F63 Shot Put
David Devine (Anthony Clarke, Liverpool) – T13 5000m
Kyron Duke (Ryan Spencer-Jones, DSW Para Academy) – F41 Shot Put
Dan Greaves (Zane Duquemin, Charnwood) – F64 Discus
Harri Jenkins (Nathan Stephens, DSW Para Academy) – T33 100m
Nathan Maguire (Ste Hoskins; Kirkby) – T54 400m, 800m and 4x100m Universal Relay
Owen Miller (Steven Doig, Fife) – T20 1500m
Luke Nuttall (Alison Wyeth, Charnwood) – T46 1500m
Jonnie Peacock (Dan Pfaff, Charnwood) – T64 100m and 4x100m Universal Relay
Dan Pembroke (David Turner; Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow) – F13 Javelin
Derek Rae (Ron Morrison, Fife) – T46 Marathon
Ben Rowlings (Coventry) – T34 100m and 800m
Daniel Sidbury (Christine Parsloe; Sutton & District) – T54 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m
Zak Skinner (Aston Moore; Loughborough Students) – T13 Long Jump and 100m
Andrew Small (Rick Hoskins, Stockport) – T33 100m
JohnBoy Smith (Christine Parsloe) – T54 Marathon
Isaac Towers (Peter Wyman, Kirkby) – T34 800m
Harrison Walsh (Nathan Stephens; Swansea) – F64 Discus
David Weir (Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) – T54 1500m, 5000m and Marathon
Richard Whitehead (Keith Antoine, Southwell) – T61 200m
Thomas Young (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood) – T38 100m